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Hi everyone! I had my sleeve completed on 6/11 and once I was released home they advised I should start trying to get Protein Shakes down. I have tried multiple brands and flavors and they all make me nauseous. Will this pass? Any ideas of alternate ways until I can actually eat Protein?

I have tried Premier (4 different flavors), Fairlife, Garden of Life, and Ripple. Also tried Premier clear protein (3 flavors) and Protein2O Water.

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I do the premade GNC Lean shakes. The Atkins Protein Plus shakes aren't bad either. You can eat solid food now, right? Some cheese, cottage cheese, Peanut Butter might add some protein.

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Unfortunately, I am not allowed solid food until I see the doctor on Wednesday. I will check these brands out. Thanks for the suggestions!

The liquid phase for two weeks is not working for me but I am glad it is almost over!

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GNC lean shakes are good, also try Unjury. My nutritionist actually gave me a packet from them that was a Protein chicken broth.

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BariatricPal Store has Syntrax Nectar single packets in a lot of variety. Might try those. They can also be found on Amazon but I think BP is actually cheaper

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I second the Unjury recommendation.

After surgery, I couldn't stand the Premier ready-to-drink. Fortunately, they didn't make me sick, but I just hated them. My doctor gave me samples and I couldn't tolerate any of them.

I had prior experience with Unjury and happened to have some samples in my pantry. They were the only ones that I could eat. Even now I always have some unflavored on hand, but the choc and vanilla are also good. Not a big fan of the strawberry, but I can get really creative with the choc/vanilla. I also loved the chicken Soup variety. It was a great option when you're tired of the sweetness.

Good Luck!

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I had the same problem with Protein Drinks at 2 weeks i was starving myself and not losing anything cause i wasnt getting my Protein in so i called my docter and i told them i cant do protein drinks and they said sorry just hang in there for 6 more days then we will put u on pureed foods early even tho i wasnt supposed to start purees untill after my first month. Soo i went rogue not saying u should by any means but it worked for me i started getting protein yogurt getting 15g in and there only 2 sugars i had 2 a day and started losing again then a few days later started pureeing chicken and used broth to thin it and added alittle instant mashed potatoes. I am now able to have sweet potatoes, tuna and cooked carrots in chicken noodle Soup broth.. found out my body cant handle alittle mayo yet or scrambled eggs or refried Beans so will try those again in a few weeks.

I finally told my docter that i started my own thing and sshe said great as long as im getting protein in and staying hydrated she said congrats and they will see me july 8th for my one month to see how much ive lost.

So im a happier camper now not doing Protein Shakes i wish u luck on ur weight loss journey..

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I became lactose intolerant after my VSG, so they only Protein my stomach could handle was Muscle Milk. Over a year later and I still have 1 shake a day.

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